the best breastfeeding essentials for nursing moms

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  1. I wish I had known about the Haakaa pump earlier! I agree carriers are a must and Bfeeding makes you so thirsty! Always have water around. it’s so easy to

    1. Right?! I wish I would have known about some of these things earlier too!

  2. this is so great I wish I had all of these when I was breastfeeding!! I love the pillow for sure that was always a lifesaver.

  3. So many great products here! I breastfed both of my girls for one year and a comfortable nursing bra (that looked great under my clothes) was definitely at the top of my list!

    1. I totally agree. The nursing bra is one of my top must haves. I couldn’t have done it for so long without it!

  4. Thanks for sharing this really comprehensive list! I am halfway through my first pregnancy, and feeling overwhelmed by the thought of breastfeeding! Will be saving this list for when I am buying things!

    1. You are very welcome, Samantha! I know how you feel. But if you have most of these things, you will be golden!

  5. I love these. I breastfed my second child last year and was such a newbie. These are spot on. The only 3 i did not use were an app, the clip, and breastmilk freezer trays- i used my bags to freeze milk. the hakaa was so awesome. i had no idea how much milk was “wasted”

    1. Yesss, Karen! Aren’t the freezer trays a great idea though? I didn’t use them either but I’m pretty sure that I would with my next baby. I’m glad you like the list!

  6. I set up a breastfeeding “station” I nurse my daughter in my glider chair every feeding. I have a little basket of stuff right next to me. A few on my essential items on my end table are touch lamp (so I don’t have to turn on too many lights in the middle of the night), GAS RELIEF DROPS (she is colicky, so I give the drops almost every feeding), nail clippers (so much easier to trim her nails while she’s asleep on my chest), extra burp cloths , nipple cream, silicone breast pump (I found a knock off on Amazon that works great and I got 2 for the price of one, and I always forget to grab it before I nurse), phone charger, and a pillow (I used it earlier on because I had a C-section, I just used a regular pillow because the Boppy didn’t fit in my glider)

    1. These are all such wonderful essentials! Thank you, Cassie, for your tips!I totally agree with everything you said!

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